22 avril 2019

Drugs for grades: the realities of academic doping

The ConversationA recent survey suggested that Australian university students are using substances to improve their study at a higher rate than students in the US and Germany. And media articles often describe the practice as emerging, increasing, widespread and even rife. More...

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Behavioural method is not an attempt to ‘cure’ autism

The ConversationTreetops School in Essex is a state school that uses ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis) to educate children with autism. ABA has generated controversy and BBC4’s film, Autism: Challenging Behaviour, follows three-year-old Jack and four-year-old Jeremiah in their first term at the school. More...

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Can anyone teach? Fast-tracking our children to educational disaster

The ConversationGovernments in Australia are increasingly looking to “fast-track” professionals or high-performing graduates into teaching in schools. More...

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Driven to distraction: bringing your own device to school could hinder learning

The ConversationWith technology becoming cheaper, more powerful and more mobile, a new trend in education is emerging – bring your own device (BYOD). More...

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Snoozing improves waking memory

The ConversationIt found that after a period of sleep, brain activity increased in the area of the brain that processes visual information, and the subjects’ ability to locate the hidden textures improved. More...

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Language nests: a way to revive Indigenous languages at risk

The ConversationMore than 90% of Australia’s Indigenous languages are critically endangered and two-thirds of those languages spoken a hundred years ago are now dormant. The seeds of the current situation were sown long ago, even before English was widespread in remote communities and Aboriginal children went to school. More...

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Fast-tracking teachers will lead to educational disaster? Not quite…

The ConversationWhile any education innovation should be subject to critical analysis, an even-handed assessment is what’s really needed. More...

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Highly educated, but not satisfied?

The ConversationResearchers have known for some time that higher education does not necessarily lead to greater levels of life satisfaction. They now know why. More...

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Universities could be encouraging students to cheat, without even knowing it

The ConversationA few years ago a group of psychologists from two North American universities ran a fascinating experiment designed to see whether the quality of light in a room influenced people’s willingness to cheat on a test. More...

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Copyrights and copywrongs: reforming educational film rights

The ConversationThe report, Copyright and the Digital Economy, has received hundreds of submissions since June last year. It will make general recommendations for amendments to the Copyright Act on numerous areas in print, sound and film. More...

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